Nick Bunker is the Economic Research Director for North America at the Indeed Hiring Lab who focuses on the U.S. labor market. He was previously a Senior Policy Analyst at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, an economics think tank. Prior to that, Nick was a Research Assistant at the Center for American Progress. He holds a B.S.F.S. in international economics from Georgetown University.
Rates of long-term unemployment remain elevated as job seekers feel their backgrounds hold them back.
The US economy added 273,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at 3.5%, down from 3.6% in January.
February 2020 Jobs Day Preview: Hires from Outside the Labor Force Find Jobs in Child Care, Housekeeping
As more workers move from outside the labor force directly into employment, the most popular destinations are jobs in lower-paying occupations.
The US economy added 225,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at 3.6%, up slightly from 3.5% in December.
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